This week we wrap up our discussion of Avraham with the climax of his story…the Akeidah, the Binding of Isaac. Throughout his life, Avraham experienced 10 tests. By now, it should be no surprise that each of these tests include familiar imagery, especially that of trees and high places. As we look into this passage, what would we expect to see but the Biblical writers using the same images to tell one cohesive story. As a final test, Avraham once and for all dismantles one tree in his life. We have watched him grow in wisdom. He has passed his final test and chosen life.